Why are the authorities here treading delicately and gingerly in dealing with the ‘invasion’ from Sulu? This view from the Philippines may shed some light.
Have a look at this article from the Philippines Daily Inquirer. Thanks to JJ for the link.
Well, I suppose you could say that the ‘Project M’ chickens have come home to roost.
According to Special Branch testimony during the ongoing Royal Commission of Inquiry in Sabah, as reported by Malaysiakini:
The police Special Branch said today there could be subversive elements among the foreigners who received blue identity cards illegally and therefore Project IC was a threat to national security.
“We do not know where these people came from or their backgrounds. They could be criminals or subversive in nature or similar things.
“This becomes a threat, not only to security, but also to political, economic and social stability,” assessment officer Ahmad Fauzan Mohd told the royal commission of inquiry on immigrants in Sabah today.